2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 1 Drops

by Josh Mantel
Baseball Drops Week One

What is up Fantasy Baseball Owners? This is the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Drops Week 1 here to get you the edge in your league.

Apologies for the delay in week one of the 2021 Fantasy Baseball drops. I was wallowing in my sorrow as my Arizona Lady Wildcats lost to the Stanford Cardinal last night. Anyways, I digress and it is on to baseball season.

Because this is a short week (and week one) I will not be making any big splashes on who to drop this week. Think of 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week one drops as a light version of what is to come. It will be light and refreshing just like Coors Light Seltzer. The drink, that is my pick to be your seltzer choice this Summer.

Another great way to start the Summer (besides drinking a cold crisp Coors Light Seltzer) is checking which waiver wire picks up for week one.

With most teams having only played three or four games at this point (or in the case of the Nationals you have played none). It is only fair to point out players who may lose a starting spot due to the fact that someone is coming back from injury soon.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 1 Drops

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Andrew McCutchen, OF, Philadelphia Phillies

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Once seen as a five-tool player now only has one tool left in his belt. McCutchen hits for average and even that is declining. In his first three games, he has struck out five times. This is not a good sign for his power potential at the top of the lineup. Also, at the age of 34, his speed has completely diminished with him being considered an average base stealer.

The good news is he is still getting on base with four walks through the same amount of games. If this is all that his fantasy value carries moving forward there are plenty of better leadoff hitters available. Look for guys such as Adam Frazier or Cedric Mullins who are both younger and have more upside.

Brady Singer, SP, Kansas City Royals

Singer was one of the bright spots for the Royals in the 2020 shortened season. Even if his ERA left much to be desired (4.06), his 61 strikeouts showed fantasy owners plenty of potential. The excitement grew further after he had a great Spring Training with a 2.65 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 20 K's in only 12 innings pitched.

Well, low and behold out comes Brady for his first start on Sunday and doesn't make it past the fourth inning. Look at this jack from Nate Lowe.

Can you say splashdown! Even though Singer had five K's he walked three batters and hit another batter. The craziest part is he is owned in over 50% of Yahoo leagues. Now is the time to drop him and pick up Tarik Skubal who is owned in 31% of Yahoo leagues and 18% of ESPN leagues.


Like I said at the jump the 2021 Fantasy Baseball Week 1 Drops was going to be short and sweet. For next week I'll be keeping a close eye on a couple of players. The first would be Madison Bumgarner and whether or not his 2020 a fluke or for real. The other one is Joc Pederson and whether he can live up to his Spring Training hype.

If you like what you read and want more of it, tweet at me @MantelJosh. Until next time my friends!

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